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2024 Carl F. Zorowski Distinguished Lecture: Dr. Bridget Munro

March 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

About the Carl F Zorowski Distinguished Lecture Series:

The Dr. Carl Zorowski Distinguished Lecture Series is dedicated to late MAE Department head, Reynolds Professor Emeritus, and 60-year veteran of the College of Engineering: Dr. Carl Zorowski. Dr. Zorowski passed away April 5, 2021, and since then, his legacy as an invaluable educator and engineering professional at NC State has lived on through his students and through his many contributions to the MAE Department. Dr. Zorowski was an incredibly influential figure in the classroom, in the laboratory, in the halls of the College’s administration, and in the business community. His lifelong love of learning and innovation and his dedication to his students served as a shining example for faculty members in the College. Dr. Zorowski served as head of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, as the College’s associate dean for academic affairs, and as co-founder and director of the Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering Institute (IMSEI), along with work as a consultant to the industry. To honor the amazing contributions of Dr. Zorowski and his years of service to the NC State College of Engineering, we are proud to host the Dr. Carl Zorowski Distinguished Lecture Series.




Nike believes that if you have a body, you are an athlete*.  The Nike Sport Research Laboratory (NSRL) is a multidisciplinary group with the unified goal of making athletes better. We approach this mission through science. For more than 40 years the NSRL has been analyzing athletes’ data to pinpoint problems and invent never-before-seen solutions. Today, this is particularly true for the female athlete. In the NSRL, we have been accelerating our work in women’s research to better understand her needs and remove the barriers that she faces to be active. Women are truly on the leading edge of sport. This talk will describe how the NSRL contributes to the delivery of women’s specific footwear and apparel product innovations and expanded automation capabilities to create the best possible products for her.


Dr. Bridget Munro leads Women’s Research in the Nike Sport Research Laboratory.  Her team focuses on how we can use science to harness human potential and create the next generation of game-changing apparel and footwear products and services particularly focused on the female athlete.  Bridget gained her PhD in applied biomechanics from the University of Wollongong in Australia and pursued an academic career path before moving to Nike.  Her research background has spanned working with to improve the performance of elite athletes through injury prevention, clinical populations to enable them to move, and working with smart materials for medical devices.  At Nike, Bridget is catalyzing learning more about female athletes, particularly through the lens of inclusivity, to help them stay safe and motivated in their activity journey.

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March 22
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Hunt Library Auditorium Room 1103
1070 Partners Way
Raleigh, NC 27606 United States
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